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Contraception and Abortion from the Ancient World to the Renaissance

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PAPERBACK

$34.00 • £27.95 • €30.50

ISBN 9780674168763

Publication Date: 01/01/1994

Short

256 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

3 tables, 6 halftones, 1 line illustration

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  • Preface
  • 1. Population and Sex
  • 2. Evidence for Oral Contraceptives and Abortifacients
  • 3. Soranus on Antifertility Agents
  • 4. Terminology in Dioscorides’ De materia medica
  • 5. Early Stage Abortifacients in Dioscorides and Soranus
  • 6. Ancient Society and Birth Control Agents
  • 7. Egyptian Papyrus Sources
  • 8. Greek and Roman Medicine from Hippocrates to Galen
  • 9. The Late Roman Empire and Early Middle Ages
  • 10. The Middle Ages: The Church, Macer, and Hildegard
  • 11. Salerno and Medicine through the Twelfth Century
  • 12. Islam, Arabic Medicine, and the Late Middle Ages
  • 13. Knowledge of Birth Control in the West
  • 14. The Renaissance
  • 15. Later Developments
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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